Breast implants: new procedure to cut infection

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Doctors are researching a new way to deliver breast implants to the body.

When women go for breast enhancement surgery, the implants are made of silicone or salt water placed inside the breast area to rebuild it.

Even with the use of antibiotics and best techniques, patients still rarely develop infections.

"The goal of our project is to actually get antibiotics coated to the silicone implants so that we can have long term antibiotic treatment of any potential bacteria that could come in contact with the breast implants," said Dr. Ryan Gobble.

According to doctors, the project is working well in the lab and human trials may be the next step.

They say there is no word yet on when it will begin, but they say this method is very effective.

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